Humanities
ENG 101 UMASS Tears Idle Tears Poem Tone Analysis

University Of Massachusetts Boston

Question Description

I’m studying for my Poetry class and need an explanation.

I will set this one to 650 words. It must be in MLA format with works cited included. Your analysis choices are below. Once completed, please submit via Canvas as you did before.

Rogers

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Poetry Analysis Choices

1. Explain the theme of “The Nature of Things” by Lucretius.

2. Write a character analysis on the speaker ("Duke of Ferrara") of The Last Duchess.

3. Write a character analysis about “The Ruined Maid.”

4. Compare and contrast the three masters of Haiku: Issa, Buson, and Basho.

5. Compare and contrast some of the legendary works of poets during the height of the Harlem Renaissance (e.g. Baldwin, Hurston, Hughes, etc.) to the legendary works of poets during the Golden Age of Hip-Hop (e.g. Rakim, Tupac, Biggie, etc.)

6. Write a tone analysis about Tears, Idle Tears.

7. Write a response to any one of the poems that we covered in class.

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Tone Analysis: Tears, Idle Tears
Written in 1847by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Tears, Idle Tears is a poem that the British
poet wrote after visiting an abandoned building known as Tintern Abbey. In the poem, Tennyson
talks about idle tears, whose source is unknown; however, he ends up figuring out that the source
of the tears is from the sorrows associated with remembering the past and the deceased. The tone
of Tears, Idle Tears is a somber one, and this tone is prevalent throughout the poem as Tennyson
reminisces about the sad memories of days that are no more and friends that are gone to the
underworld.
Tennyson uses both imagery and similes to illustrate the tone of sadness. The second
stanza of the poem begins with a simile; “Fresh as the first ...

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